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UN climate talks leader says financial help for poor nations is urgent goal of negotiations

Jul. 17, 2024 02:06 AM EDT

The head of upcoming climate negotiations told world leaders Wednesday that a new financial aid package for poor and disaster-struck nations is the urgent, make-or-break goal of United Nations talks this fall. “Time lost is lives, livelihoods and the planet lost,” said Mukhtar...

Russia holds a UN meeting about global cooperation. US calls it 'hypocrisy' after Ukraine invasion

Jul. 16, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of holding the entire West “at gunpoint” and impeding international cooperation, a claim the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations denounced as “hypocrisy” by a country that invaded neighboring Ukraine....

More Kenyan police arrive in Haiti with UN-backed mission to fight violent gangs

Jul. 16, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Another 200 police officers from Kenya arrived Tuesday in Haiti for a U.N.-backed mission led by the East African country to battle violent gangs that have taken over parts of the troubled Caribbean country. The officers arrived nearly a month after the...

Second group of Kenyan police officers arrives in Haiti as part of a UN-backed mission to quell gang violence

Jul. 16, 2024 11:34 AM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Second group of Kenyan police officers arrives in Haiti as part of a UN-backed mission to quell gang violence.

UN body that regulates the deep sea tackles proposed mining code amid growing concerns

Jul. 15, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tense deliberations over how and if to allow deep sea mining unfolded Monday in Jamaica as at least one company threatened to apply for permission before rules and regulations are in place. More than two dozen countries have called for a ban, pause or...

Cocked rifles and infrared cameras along Cyprus buffer zone stoke tensions that could spread farther

Jul. 15, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The clang of unseen assault rifles being cocked carries across the United Nations-controlled buffer zone in ethnically cleaved Cyprus, ratcheting up concerns that the embers of the island's stagnant conflict could again be rekindled. The rifles are just the...

The UN condemns increasing gang violence and criminal activity in Haiti that is undermining peace

Jul. 13, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning “in the strongest terms” the increasing gang violence and criminal activity in Haiti that is undermining peace, stability and security in the country and the region. Friday's resolution...

UN chief urges funds for Palestinians, saying Israel is forcing Gazans 'to move like human pinballs'

Jul. 13, 2024 01:11 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief appealed for funding Friday for the beleaguered U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees in Gaza and elsewhere in the Middle East, accusing Israel of issuing evacuation orders that force Palestinians “to move like human pinballs across a landscape...

Terrorism and organized crime rampant in Sahel and spilling into West Africa coastal states, UN says

Jul. 12, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorism and organized crime by violent extremist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State are a “pervasive threat” in Africa's volatile Sahel region and are spilling over to West Africa's coastal countries, the top U.N. envoy for the area warned Friday. ...

A truce in Congo ends in a week. Aid groups say it could be a lost opportunity to help civilians

Jul. 12, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A two-week truce in eastern Congo has heavily reduced fighting, but with a week left aid workers and local civil society groups say not much help has reached millions of people who are trapped in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. The two-week...